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NEWS
June 19, 2011 | By Donald L. Barlett and James B. Steele
Washington is obsessed with the budget deficit. It's all that lawmakers can talk about. The hysteria is such that they can't even agree on raising the ceiling on the national debt. As for how much to cut out of the budget, some would settle on reduced spending in the billions. Others want much more. As one headline summed it up: "[House Speaker John] Boehner demands 'trillions' in spending cuts in exchange for lifting debt ceiling. " There's only one problem: Congress is wrought up over the wrong deficit.
NEWS
February 12, 2008
By Dominic Pileggi There is a lot of good happening in my hometown of Chester, the oldest city in Pennsylvania. But as Chester continues to recover from the dramatic loss of industrial and manufacturing jobs, and the loss of half its population - about 38,000 people - between 1950 and 2000, government must work with companies to plant the seeds of long-lasting revitalization in the city as it has with other older waterfront communities in Delaware County....
NEWS
April 7, 2006
PRESIDENT Bush must be going crazy trying to understand the American public. First George W. ships a lot of good jobs overseas during his administration, and the people complain that we are losing good jobs here. Then he tries to bring in and legitimize the illegal aliens already here in order to do jobs that are still here and have those jobs stay here. The people complain about that, too. What do Americans want? Mayer Krain Philadelphia
NEWS
February 4, 2010 | FATIMAH ALI
THE president finally understands that creating jobs trumps everything else on his plate, and I expect him to make some fast progress fixing the broken economy. There are far too many people underwater economically, with only a few gasps of air left. From the outset of his administration, it was obvious that getting the economy on track and putting Americans back to work should have topped President Obama's agenda. I'm still scratching my head over why he thought people without jobs would be more concerned about health insurance than working, when they're just trying to keep a roof over their heads and buy groceries.
NEWS
January 30, 2008
AGAIN, the anti-casino folks think they're winning the battle to delay the SugarHouse Casino. Residents who want this development have not only lived in Philadelphia all of their lives but many have lived in Fishtown all of their lives. We don't come from Boston or Ohio. We don't need another park or condo! We need something that will generate money and give us jobs! Donna Tomlinson, Board Member Fishtown Action
NEWS
January 13, 2012 | By Maeve Reston, Los Angeles Times
GREER, S.C. - Facing efforts by his Republican rivals to paint him as a heartless corporate raider who preyed on struggling companies while working in private equity, Republican front-runner Mitt Romney stepped up his defense of his tenure at Bain Capital on Thursday, arguing that his goal had been to make businesses successful over the long term. Supporters of former House Speaker Newt Gingrich have promised a "strong and sustained" campaign in the Palmetto State attacking Romney's career at Bain.
NEWS
June 14, 2006 | By Peter A. Gold
Besides providing higher education in its classrooms, Rutgers University is an active partner for economic growth in New Jersey and the region. One example of that is the Rutgers-Camden Technology Campus Inc., a mixed-use business incubator that is generating the jobs, new business and innovations needed to create a diverse economic base. Currently home to 50 businesses (35 on-site and 15 virtual tenants), the incubator has netted exceptional economic development results during the last three years.
NEWS
June 20, 2003
Tell us a story that sums up your most memorable summer job experience, whether good, bad or somewhere in between. What did you learn about yourself or the working life in general? Send essays of 200 to 300 words to Voices/Jobs, The Inquirer, 800 River Rd., Conshohocken, Pa. 19428. Send e-mail to pavoices@phillynews.com or faxes to 610-313-8243. Questions? Call Kevin Ferris, Pennsylvania Voices editor, at 610-313-8202.
BUSINESS
August 3, 2004 | By Thomas J. Brady INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Xlibris Corp., a Philadelphia book publisher, has laid off about 35 customer-service workers and moved the jobs to the Philippines. By relocating the work to a country where wages are lower, the company can triple the number of people doing similar work for the company, John Feldcamp, Xlibris chief executive officer, said yesterday. The jobs here paid about $24,000 a year. In the Philippines, he said, salaries for replacement workers are about one-fifth of that. "It was an act of necessity, not of greed," he said.
NEWS
May 17, 2002 | By PATRICK B. GILLESPIE
WHEN PEOPLE ASK me why I am supporting Ed Rendell for governor, I have a one-word answer: "Jobs. " Pennsylvania needs them. Ed Rendell knows how to help create them. There are 76,000 fewer Pennsylvanians working today than there were just one year ago. Pennsylvania workers need a governor who is committed to putting people to work at good, high-wage jobs. Ed Rendell not only has a plan to do that, but he is the only candidate for governor who has a record of actually putting people back to work.
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NEWS
April 6, 2015 | By Erin E. Arvedlund, Inquirer Columnist
The most important financial event in your life can be landing a job. And when readers write in saying, "Thanks, but how about helping me find work?" how can I refuse? First place to start the hunt is a supportive environment. That would be the Free Library of Philadelphia, both the central library at 1901 Vine St., just off the Parkway - where a job fair is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 21 on the first floor - and the regional libraries, such as the Paschalville branch, at 6942 Woodland Ave. Then there's the Free Library's year-round career center.
BUSINESS
April 5, 2015 | By Jane M. Von Bergen, Inquirer Staff Writer
WASHINGTON - A weakening U.S. economy spilled into the job market in March as employers added just 126,000 jobs - the fewest since December 2013 - snapping a 12-month streak of gains above 200,000. The unemployment rate remained at 5.5 percent, the Labor Department said in its monthly report Friday. The March jobs data raised uncertainties about the world's largest economy, which for months has been the envy of other industrialized nations for its steady, robust hiring and growth.
SPORTS
April 4, 2015 | By Jake Kaplan, Inquirer Staff Writer
When Phillies president Pat Gillick and general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. began charting the organization's course for rebuilding, they set forth to acquire as much young, controllable talent as possible. There is no step-by-step guide indicating exactly how best to rebuild a major-league baseball roster. The key, to boil it down to its simplest terms, is to hit on the young players acquired in both the trades of veteran players and in June's first-year player draft. Recent examples illustrate various models of rebuilding efforts.
BUSINESS
April 4, 2015 | By David Sell, Inquirer Staff Writer
Drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline said Thursday that it would establish a new hub for vaccine research and development in the Washington suburb of Rockville, Md., a move that will directly affect about 150 employees at the company's King of Prussia facility. Establishing the Maryland hub, GSK said in a statement, "will consolidate vaccines R&D activities currently conducted at other GSK sites including in Philadelphia and Cambridge, Mass., into one centralized location. Key late-stage development programs, as well as vaccine discovery and new platform technology development, will be led from Rockville.
NEWS
March 31, 2015
ISSUE | FREE TRADE With each new deal, more jobs leave What a disappointment it was to read former Gov. Ed Rendell's endorsement of yet another expansion of supposed free trade between the United States and Asia ("For the middle class, trade issues are crucial," March 20). Apparently, Rendell belongs to that group of politicians who actually believe the expansion of trade provides a net benefit to the American worker and the U.S. economy, rather than the sad truth that these moves often promote more imports than exports for our country.
NEWS
March 30, 2015 | By Susan Snyder, Inquirer Staff Writer
When Haverford College president Dan Weiss begins his new job at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City this summer, he won't be able to see his favorite work of art. Known informally as the "Baker Dancer," the small, bronze statue, dating to ancient Greece, is on loan to the British Museum. Not to be deterred, Weiss took a visitor last week to the gift shop to see a replica of the statue, which takes its name from its donor, Walter C. Baker. Her figure is ample, her face is wrapped in a veil she draws close to her face.
NEWS
March 30, 2015 | By Julia Terruso, Inquirer Staff Writer
Philadelphia Deputy Mayor of Transportation Rina Cutler, who also worked for Ed Rendell's mayoral and gubernatorial administrations, is leaving next month for a senior position at Amtrak. Mayor Nutter named Cutler - who spent decades in transportation management with Boston and San Francisco and with PennDot and the Philadelphia Parking Authority - to his staff in March 2008. Among her responsibilities were the Streets Department, the Philadelphia Water Department, and Philadelphia International Airport.
NEWS
March 27, 2015
HUNDREDS of jobs at city pools and summer camps are up for grabs tomorrow when Philadelphia Parks & Recreation holds its employment fair at Lawncrest Rec Center on Rising Sun Avenue near Comly in Northeast Philadelphia. The youth-focused job fair runs from noon to 2 p.m. with an information session at 12:30 p.m. Job openings include 800 lifeguards (16 years old and up) and pool maintenance workers (18 and up) for the city's 75 pools, as well as hundreds of summer camp jobs for youths 14 and up. In addition, the Philadelphia Youth Network will offer summer jobs specifically for youth from low-income families.
SPORTS
March 26, 2015 | By Mike Sielski, Inquirer Columnist
Craig Berube answered a lot of questions about the Flyers and his future as their head coach Tuesday. The questions were to be expected. The Flyers are going to miss the playoffs this season, for the second time in three years, and they've bottomed out so badly - with one victory in their last nine games - that Berube's job is in jeopardy less than a year and a half after he replaced Peter Laviolette. After the Flyers practiced Tuesday at the Wells Fargo Center, someone asked Berube whether he's been taking Prilosec throughout the season, to calm his stomach.
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